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Thompson, John M.A. Camb

Overview
Works: 26 works in 36 publications in 4 languages and 59 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Commentaries  Genealogy  Textbooks 
Roles: ed, Author
Classifications: PA3973, 882.01
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Most widely held works by John Thompson
Iphigenia in Tauris by Euripides( Book )
4 editions published between 1900 and 1910 in Greek, Ancient and English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
""The Iphigenia in Tauris is not in the modern sense a tragedy; it is a romantic play, beginning in a tragic atmosphere and moving through perils and escapes to a happy end. To the archaeologist the cause of this lies in the ritual on which the play is based. All Greek tragedies that we know have as their nucleus something which the Greeks called an Aition-a cause or origin. They all explain some ritual or observance or commemorate some great event."" So begins the preface to ""Iphigenia in Tauris"" by Euripides as translated and prefaced by Gilbert Murray.</spa
Hippolytus by Euripides( Book )
3 editions published in 1900 in Greek, Ancient and English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
No play of Euripides is more admired than Hippolytus. The tale of a married woman stirred to passion for a younger man was traditional, but Euripides modified this story and blended it with one of divine vengeance to create a masterpiece of tension, pathos, and dramatic power. In this play, Phaedra fights nobly but unsuccessfully against her desire for her stepson Hippolytus, while the young man risks his life to keep her passion secret. Both of them, constrained by the overwhelming force of divine power and human ignorance, choose to die in order to maintain their virtue and
Sophocles' Electra by Sophocles( Book )
1 edition published in 1894 in Greek, Ancient and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Desolation and despair reign supreme in the kingdom of Mycenae. The great Agamemnon has been brutally murdered ; his son Orestes has fled and his daughter Electra has been imprisoned within the walls of the castle. All hope seems lost until the sacred oracle speaks and replaces Electra's broken spirit with an unquenchable desire for justice and bloody vengeance
Herodotus by Herodotus( Book )
2 editions published in 1897 in Greek, Ancient and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Bacchae by Euripides( Book )
2 editions published in 1896 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Classical Greek drama is brought vividly to life in this series of new translations. The new versions remain faithful to the original Greek, yet the language has all the immediacy of contemporary English. The result is a series of genuinely actable plays, which bring students as close as possible to the playwrights' original words and intentions." "Students are encouraged to engage with the text through detailed commentaries, which include suggestions for discussion and analysis. In addition, numerous practical questions stimulate ideas on staging and encourage students to explore the play's dramatic qualities." "Cambridge Translations from Greek Drama is suitable for students of both Classical Civilization and Drama. Useful features include: full synopsis of the play; commentary alongside translation for easy reference; time line to set the play in its historical context; guide to pronunciation of names; and index of topics and themes."--Jacket
Bacchae by Euripides( Book )
1 edition published in 1896 in Multiple languages and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Livy by Livy( Book )
2 editions published in 1896 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Livy by Livy( Book )
2 editions published between 1901 and 1907 in Latin and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Quintus Curtius Rufus Book IX. Chapters VI-end by Quintus Curtius Rufus( Book )
2 editions published in 1904 in Latin and English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Xenophon, Oeconomicus by Xenophon( Book )
1 edition published in 1909 in Greek, Ancient and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Herodotus Book VII : a translation by Herodotus( Book )
1 edition published in 1891 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The annals by Cornelius Tacitus( Book )
1 edition published in 1891 in Latin and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Horace, Odes and epodes by Horace( Book )
1 edition published in 1895 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
This collection of recent articles provides convenient access to some of the best recent writing on Horace's Odes and Epodes. Formalist, structuralist, and historicizing approaches alike offer insight into this complex poet, who reinvented lyric at the transition from the Republic to the Augustan principate. Several classic studies in French, German, and Italian are here translated into English for the first time. A thread linking many of the pieces is therecurring debate over the performance of Horace's Odes. Fiction? Literal reality? A figurative appropriation of Greek tradition within the b
Epodes by Horace( Book )
1 edition published in 1898 in Latin and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The Epodes, with the first book of the Satires, were Horace's first published work. They consist of a collection of seventeen poems in different versions of the iambus, the metre traditionally associated with lampoon and in particular with the seventh-century Greek poet Archilochus. In none of Horace's works is his originality more brilliantly displayed than in this creative appropriation of a hitherto unexploited Greek genre
Book VIII by Herodotus( Book )
1 edition published in 1893 in Multiple languages and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Euripides, Hippolytus : text and notes by Euripides( Book )
in Greek, Ancient and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
An elementary Greek grammar for schools by John M. A Thompson( Book )
1 edition published in 1905 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Euripides, Hippolytus : a translation by Euripides( Book )
1 edition published in 1898 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Xenophon : oeconomicus by Xenophon( Book )
1 edition published in 1895 in Greek, Ancient and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The annals the reigns of Tiberius, Claudius, and Nero by Cornelius Tacitus( Book )
in Latin and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Here is a lively new translation of Cornelius Tacitus' timeless history of three of Rome's most memorable emperors. Tacitus, who condemns the depravity of these rulers, which he saw as proof of the corrupting force of absolute power, writes caustically of the brutal and lecherous Tiberius, the weak and cuckolded Claudius, and "the artist" Nero. In particular, his gripping account of the bloody reigns of Tiberius and Nero brims with plots, murder, poisoning, suicide, uprisings, death, and destruction. The Annals also provides a vivid account of the violent suppression of the revolt led by Boudicca in Britain, the great fire of Rome under Nero, and the subsequent bloody persecution of the Christians. J.C. Yardley's translation is vivid without sacrificing accuracy, and is based on the recent Latin Heubner text, with variations noted in an appendix. Anthony A. Barrett's introduction and notes provide invaluable historical and cultural context. This superb edition also includes maps, a glossary of Roman terms and place names, and a full index of names and places. - Publisher
 
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